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July 30, 2006

From Language Log:
US Continues to Fire Gay Language Specialists

The US military continues to fire badly needed language specialists, including specialists in Arabic, because they are gay. The latest case, described in this news report, indicates that they are actually becoming more agressive and not abiding by their stated policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. Arabic specialist Bleu Copas was dismissed after an eight month investigation triggered by anonymous emails. Apparently the “War on Terror” justifies patently illegal warrantless wiretapping but not easing up on the war on homosexuals in order to retain people with badly needed skills.
(http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003400.html)

Such a great idea. Makes me very happy. Super intelligent. Yes I’m being sarcastic.

In other news, I want to buy Bach’s third violin partita, even though I’m nowhere near good enough to play it, because it’s beautiful and I want to dream that I can play it.

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